Tim McGraw is about to hit the road on his Two Lanes of Freedom tour.  It kicks off next Thursday in Birmingham, Alabama.  The next day, Friday, May 3rd, he will perform in Charlotte at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

Brantley Gilbert is touring in support of McGraw all summer.

Speaking at a press conference in promotion for the tour, McGraw had some kind words for his opener.  McGraw says of Gilbert:

"He's a hoss. He reminds me of Hank Jr. He walks out there with that swagger and that attitude that all artists wish they had."

McGraw says he plans on playing more new songs than he ever has before.  He says he plans on doing six or seven songs from his new Two Lanes of Freedom album.